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Re: New Album by Vapyd. Hope you enjoy... Anacreontic Rhapsody is getting a re-release via DMT Tapes FL tomorrow.
August 03, 2019, 01:58:59 PM
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Re: Shameless Self Promotion I like the songs, but the mastering is too top-heavy. all about that bass, baby ;) I know that is intended, but even from a busted speaker at the mall, you get at leas a little bass... but the songs themselves are really nicely done. 7/10
August 03, 2019, 11:23:23 PM
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Re: Sunset Ride - Sunset Ride album out now! nice one! I especially enjoyed that lofty melody on "pirouette". and "partytime" is just a banger. nice idea, doing all the tracks with the same instrumentation. really sells the idea of video game OST. could be longer. 8.5/10
August 03, 2019, 11:27:28 PM
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Re: What is your favorite anime movie? easy, NausicaƤ of the Valley of the Wind (2005 re-release). amazing story, great world-building, dub is done beautifully as well.
August 04, 2019, 12:16:11 AM
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Re: Introduce yourself! Hi! I am Vapyd and I've been producing vaporwave since 2016 but been making my own tunes since 1995.

What cancelled sitcom best  describes your life?
George Costanza in Seinfeld (the seasons where he's unemployed).

What does Vaporwave mean to you?
Vaporwave is love, Vaporwave is life.

What subgenres are you most into?
Definitely classic-style and vaporfunk, though I am warming to signalwave (if it's not too screachy) and mallsoft can be nice, but is not something I actively listen to.

How did you find out about this place?
I think, I found it on Twitter?
 
What do you do for fun?
Watch YouTube, browse Twitter and make Vaporwave.

Check out my discography at vapyd.bandcamp.com and, if you like, follow the Assorted Vaporwave podcast on Soundcloud at bit.ly/AssVPR

Now for some coffee...

August 04, 2019, 12:22:03 AM
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"Imposter Syndrome" and "What is it all for?" Hi! Some of you might know me from Bandcamp, SoundCloud or Twitter. Something has been weighing on my mind lately and I keep going in circles about it. So I thought I just ask a bunch of strangers on a forum, I don't frequent that often... so here it goes.

I have been at this Vaporwave thing for about 3 years now. I have 15 releases under my belt, I have been on multiple comps and have released on some reputable labels. I am active in the community and I know that I have people who look up to me and that think a comment or RT from me is a serious bump. And yet I can't shake this feeling that I am just a mediocre aging EDM producer, faking it. How stupid is that? Who would fake being into Vaporwave? And how sad would that be? A wannabe-vaporwave artist... The more you can maybe understand how much it bugs me that I feel like one. And I think people feel that I feel like that.

What doesn't help is that my tapes don't sell well and that my shit-posts on Twitter consistently get more likes and retweets than my music-related posts. Damn near every remix, collab and compilation appearance I did so far, I had to initiate. I am not asking to be Porter Vong or George Clanton, I just wanna feel like part of the community and not like an interloper.

And then there is the thing that I have no idea where this whole project is supposed to go. Do I want to get famous? Sorta, but more in a "respected among my fellow artists" kind of way. Do I want to crossover eventually to more mainstream styles? Not really. Do I want to keep making the same, formulaic, sounds-like-done-in-a-day sound that Vapyd has become known for? Do I want to experiment and be more avant garde, like I know that I could? Or do I just wanna keep making vapid little vapor-diddies that are just fun to listen to? The problem is: I have no idea! What's the endgame here? I know I can't quit...

The last time I "stopped making music", my life was miserable. Empty. Without my "music" and my fake-ish persona hyping it online, I don't have much. And the mundane existence of a non-creative person, with friends and bars and movies and hobbies and work... I would honestly kill myself sooner or later.

So here we are... 3 years of tunes, 1.4k followers across various platforms (mainly Twitter tho) and I get nearly no satisfaction out of it. It's more like a compulsion. I have to do it, whether I feel shit about it or not, because if I don't, I will feel even shittier.

I don't know if any of you have any advice on how to combat this impostor syndrome and if there are ways for me to feel more a part of the community, but I just had to get this off my chest and even just writing this down has helped me a little. Any responses will be read and greatly appreciated.

Thanks for reading.

Oh, and I made new song and put it as single on my Bandcamp


November 09, 2019, 10:58:08 AM
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